Objects & Places from Gilgamesh: Man's First Story

Bernarda Bryson Shahn
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Uruk

This is the place where the hero Gilgamesh reigns as King. It is surrounded on all sides by towering brick walls meant to protect the city from invading armies, natural disasters, etc.

Mountains of Mashu

This place, dwelling of the scorpion men, form the northern border of Gilgamesh's world. They are believed to constitute the border between night and day.

The Great Salt Swamp

This forms the southern border of the known world of Gilgamesh.

The Eastern Garden

This is the home of the Sun from which he rises each morning after descending into the western void and through the connecting underground caverns.

The Bitter River

This encircles the whole world of Gilgamesh. Gilgamesh must cross it if he is to reach his immortal ancestor, Utnapishtin, in order to find the secret of life and death and thus restore his friend Enkidu.

Shuruppak

This was the city...

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